I take back what you have stolen and in your languages I announce I am now nameless.
My true name is a growl.
Margaret Atwood

25 April 2018

virtue or vice is nice, that's what little girls are made of ...

it's an easy tale to tell
a code simple to decipher
sit and listen a spell
let the words syphon

sins are lust-full
as gluttony is greedy
sloth is the envy of wrath's exhaustion
as pride is the mother nesting her children

the dance of the virtues are backwards spells of the dead
for virtue never held chastity clean under her belt
as sister charity ran wayward with sanctimony's temperance
flipping diligence the bird, in a triple crown
a salute to patience who masked herself with the ravens
until one wise enough snatched her up
in beak, swallowed and shit her out, as the moon's shadow side
as kindness shirked under humility's skirts, both shriveling
and frying to dust under the sun's blinding eye

all for the True One
the King prophet embracing all
sins for virtues
virtues for sins -
the reign of One
who is named Hypocrisy

for Real Toads: Virtue or Vice
Rommy hosts and asks us to consider The Seven Deadly Sins or The Seven Heavenly Virtues


  1. I am impressed by how well you used all the words, and how unforced it all feel.

    1. thanks Rommy - it was a great prompt idea

  2. I am in awe of this brilliant writing. I just love, sloth is the envy of wrath's exhaustion.


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